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scotty timmerman Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:38 pm

Recently picked up a 57 oval. My plan is to do a complete body off restoration. I'm not new to vws and know what it takes to restore a car. (See my ghia build in description). I have started to clean up parts and pieces and bagging them up. Unfortunately someone before me had the car sand blasted and never coated it with anything.












Gwdghiaguy Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:14 am

Having followed your build in the ghia forum back when you were a 17 year old, I'm excited to see what you will do here! This should be fun to watch. And I have some oval window stuff in my stash if you need anything. Byron

scotty timmerman Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:23 pm

Been doing some zinc plating.



Before plating



After plating


Mark Evans Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:55 am

I have the same plating kit. What is the hot plate for?

scotty timmerman Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:11 am

Heating up the degreaser solution.

scotty timmerman Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:54 pm

Wiper assembly and horn




vwnut1 Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:01 pm

Back to showroom stock, Cal Look or resto-mod?

scotty timmerman Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:41 pm

I think the only thing I'm going to do that isn't stock is lower it and maybe different wheels.

scotty timmerman Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:35 pm

Picked up a powder coating system from harbor freight. Works pretty good. I'm happy with the way the stuff came out.


Expressionist Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:47 am

Looks like a solid project. Nice work so far. Will be keeping an eye on this one.

scotty timmerman Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:31 pm

Made a little progress and got the pans out. Someone had put new halves in but they were barely welded on. Going to start over and put new ones in.

boxkiteflyer Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:38 am

I don't have anything significant to add other than I'm interested because I, too, own a '57! Thanks for posting!

VolkFanJefe Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:13 pm

Looks good so far! Where did you get the plating kit from?

scotty timmerman Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:59 am

VolkFanJefe wrote: Looks good so far! Where did you get the plating kit from?

It is a caswell kit.

VolkFanJefe Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:00 pm

Thanks for the info... I was just looking into those. I think I'm going to pick one up!

Mark Evans Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:07 pm

I got mine from Eastwood.

scotty timmerman Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:00 pm

Picked up a split case transmission and a pedal cluster today.


scotty timmerman Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:25 am

Been blasting and plating rear suspension hardware. My power supply for my plater burnt up yesterday so I have anotherone on the way.


scotty timmerman Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:25 pm

Small transmission pieces


scotty timmerman Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:21 pm

Powder coated the pedals and inspection covers




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